If you're still huddled in a corner crying over the news that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is ending, don't worry, you're not the only one taking the news hard.
Just hours after Marvel TV and ABC announced that the series will end after Season 7, the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took the stage in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center for their Comic-Con panel. Naturally, the first topic addressed was the news that the end was in sight for all our favorite characters, be they alien, inhuman, LMD, or other.
The panel consisted of a series of season-recap clips followed by cast comments about filming each fight, death, and major twist.
"Season 1 is a magical place," said Clark Gregg, who opened the panel after the Season 1 recap. "This has been such an incredible journey that only happened because when I stepped on this stage with the cast of The Avengers in 2010 I think, not long after that, I was dead. And this really nice guy I'd just met in the green room [Joss Whedon] called me a little later and said, 'We think you might not be so dead.' And he passed the show on to his brilliant brother [Jed Whedon] and sister-in-law, Maurissa Tancharoen-Whedon, and they have taken us on this incredible ride that's changed our lives."
The panel pretty much turned into a nostalgia-fest from there, with the entirety of Hall H cheering for Ward's (Brett Dalton) death, sighing at FitzSimmons' wedding, and gasping at some seriously awesome new footage featuring a very much alive Sarge. Other adorable moments include Iain De Caestecker comparing filming most of Season 4 without Elizabeth Henstridge to Cinderella's "Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)" — and yes, he sang it — Henry Simmons recalling running away from Jed Whedon and Jeffrey Bell at the end of Season 2 because he thought they were going to tell him Mack was getting killed off, and Chloe Bennet explaining how Jeff Ward crushed the table read so hard as "guy who gets claws to the face in his second scene" that they decided to cast him as Deke. Oh yeah, and Ming-Na full-on burst into tears and had to wipe them off using Iain De Caestecker's shirt.
Even though Season 6 is still in full swing, the cast is actually already hard at work filming Season 7. In fact, the cast has apparently already had their final table read and are busy filming the series finale according to executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
That may not be the end of the end for all these characters, though According to Whedon, the dynamic duo that is FitzSimmons could have more stories ahead of them. "There's been some — very little — but some talk about a comic book following [FitzSimmons adventures in space in Season 6]."
We'll take more FitzSimmons wherever we can get it!